How to Cost-Effectively Withstand the Next Polar Vortex

Written by Rocky Mountain Institute

The 2019 polar vortex has passed, leaving behind many harrowing stories in its wake. The new Cold Climates Addendum of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Economics of Zero Energy Homes report illuminates how our homes can be better prepared for weather extremes cost-effectively, even in some of the coldest climates in the United States.

We talked to numerous people in the Midwest who lost water when the pipes in their walls froze this past month. Others lost power. Others struggled just to keep their homes warm enough with their existing heating system. Meanwhile, several utilities in Minnesota and Michigan asked consumers to

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By Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. We are an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit cofounded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI’s chairman emeritus and chief scientist. RMI now has approximately 170 full-time staff, annual operations of $35 million, and a global reach and reputation. In 2014, Carbon War Room merged with and now operates as part of RMI.

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